It doesn’t take long for one living in Hong Kong to become immersed in Chinese culture and their calendar. Today is bigger than Christmas and the western calendar’s January 1st countdown – it is the start of the Chinese Lunar Year. According to the Chinese zodiac, this year is particularly special year – the Year of the Dragon.
I don’t believe in your destiny being attribute to the year you were born in, but I do find it interesting to read what the Chinese believe the personality types for people born in Dragon years:
Occupying the 5th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs. Dragons symbolize such character traits as dominance and ambition. Dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion. Unfortunately, this passion and enthusiasm can leave Dragons feeling exhausted and interestingly, unfulfilled.
While Dragons frequently help others, rarely will they ask for help. Others are attracted to Dragons, especially their colorful personalities, but deep down, Dragons prefer to be alone. Perhaps that is because they’re most successful when working alone. Their preference to be alone can come across as arrogance or conceitedness, but these qualities aren’t applicable. Dragons have tempers that can flare fast!
All around the world the Chinese are celebrating this heralding of the Dragon Year. If you speak to the locals, you’ll know that this year is one where there are many planned births to take advantage of the fortuitous year.
For all our Chinese readers out there, we wish you much success in this new Dragon Year!